Rohit Sharma On Brink Of History, Set To Beat Sachin Tendulkar To Elite Milestone

Rohit Sharma On Brink Of History
Rohit Sharma On Brink Of History

Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Indian cricket team, remains one of the world’s most fearsome batters. He has won many matches for India since his promotion to opener after establishing himself as a true match-winner. Rohit will be aiming to surpass all-time cricket greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Ricky Ponting during the West Indies ODI assignment.

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Rohit, who has 9825 50-over runs for India, is just 175 runs away from completing 10,000 ODI runs. If he goes on to achieve the milestone in the 3-match ODI series against West Indies, the Hitman will find himself in the second spot in the list of quickest run-getters to the number.

In 205 innings, Virat Kohli had completed 10,000 runs in ODI cricket. Tendulkar, Ganguly, and Ponting reached the milestone in 259, 263, and 266 innings, respectively.

Rohit has played 236 ODI innings so far. As far as the second spot is concerned, the Hitman has time on his side even if he can’t surpass Kohli in the list.

Quickest to 10,000 runs in ODI cricket:

Virat Kohli: 205

Sachin Tendulkar: 259

Sourav Ganguly: 263

Ricky Ponting: 266

Jacques Kallis: 272

MS Dhoni: 273

Rahul Dravid: 287

With an average of 48.64 runs scored in ODIs, Rohit Sharma has been a prolific run-scorer for India. For India, he has scored 30 centuries and 48 fifties in 50-over cricket. Given that India will host the World Cup this year, the veteran batter will be hoping to continue his good form with the bat.